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Reminds me of back in '65
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Festus Grimes    Posted 08-06-2004 at 18:18:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was the last weekend of August but the way the weather was, you'd have thought it was late October. We got up that morning and the mountain tops were all white. Now I like a brisk cool morning as well as the next Krummholz logger but me and my team of gnus were not expecting that kind of weather that early.
That cold front had dropped about a foot of snow and all the Krummholz was buried. I had to run down to the shelter below the timberline and get the Queen Bee heater to melt a path for the gnus to walk. If I hadn't done that, the only way I could have gotten them off that mountain was to hire a blacksmith to come and shoe them right on the spot. We would have had to build an ox sling and, as everybody knows, there just isn't any material for building such a structure above the timberline.
In order for the snow not to immediately turn back to ice after I melted it with that Queen Bee (sort of like a Salamander heater you might be familiar with today), I had to make those gnus drink the water just as soon as it melted, otherwise we all would have ended up down in the Great Gulf and probably never would have been heard from until some hiker discovered our bones.
It's not quite that cold today but we'll see what it looks like in the morning.


HOGMAN    Posted 08-07-2004 at 07:05:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I grannys Festus recon I peeked in just at that right time. Don't do that often Ya noe.Thought mabe You'd got bit by a Ice Worm'n done kicked tha bucket er else got too much Pineapple juice with tha S.S.Ladys. Right pleased ta know You is still well'n kickin.


ron,ar    Posted 08-06-2004 at 18:26:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
and just what relation are you to Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill?


Festus Grimes    Posted 08-06-2004 at 18:59:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Who do you think it was that taught Paul Bunyan how to log?
Pecos Bill? Never heard of him. Sounds like some foreigner.


Ron/PA    Posted 08-06-2004 at 19:47:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems to me it was you that trained paul in logging over in the old Sahara forest!
Ron


TB    Posted 08-06-2004 at 19:26:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad you Could stop by and say Hi. havent herd how the pinapple crop is doing this year?


DigitalMat    Posted 08-07-2004 at 07:42:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
A friend of my at work who's from New England claims to grow "mountain lobsters" here in the hills of WV! Can't get him to bring one to work, though. hmmmmm.....


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-06-2004 at 19:53:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats a Gnyu one on usall Eh TB.
Later Bob


toolman    Posted 08-06-2004 at 20:03:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
i did read that nova scotian drivin a nova crack bob.hmmm


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